Real Estate

COVID-19: Largest Real Estate Platform in Austria First Saw Dip, then a Bounce

  We are hearing a lot of chatter about some online lending platforms halting originations and some real estate crowdfunding platforms pulling back. A report out of the DACH countries provides some European perspective. In the DACH countries, property investment has been a standout performer… Read More

Industry Chatter Indicates Many Online Lenders are Laying Off Employees, Some Fintechs May Never Recover

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the news that LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest Fintech consumer lender in the US, was furloughing and eliminating jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has apparently driven the elimination of 471 individual jobs. Shockingly, LendingClub’s President saw his position eliminated…. Read More

Doubling in Size Since 2014, EstateGuru Plans Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

EstateGuru is a peer to peer lender based in Estonia that has grown to over 46,000 investors from 106 countries originating more than €200 million in loans to date. The debt-based crowdfunding platform is now preparing to raise capital via Seedrs – and the offering… Read More

U.S. Fintech HouseCanary’s Latest Review Confirms: U.S. Housing Sees First Signs of Decline Since COVID-19 Began

HouseCanary, a U.S.-based fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, announced on Wednesday it has reviewed 41 states with the highest listing and transaction volume in the weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. economy. According to HouseCanary, potential homebuyers were… Read More

AI-Powered Digital Technologies Provider Tavant Reports: FinConnect Platform Surpasses 10 Million Digital Mortgage Transactions

Tavant, a U.S.-based AI-powered digital technologies provider, announced on Tuesday its FinConnect platform, which is described as an intelligent lending data and enterprise mortgage services integration hub, has processed more than 10 million digital mortgage transactions in the past 12 months. The platform has also processed… Read More

UK Property Market May See a Double-Digit Rate of Property Value Decline: Report

Peer to peer lender Sourced Capital is out with a release claiming the UK property market could experience a double-digit rate of decline for property values.  A recovery may take up to 5 years, according to the report. The company says the once-hot market has… Read More

Overfunding: Property Investing Marketplace Propetly Surpasses £225,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

Propetly, a UK-based property investing marketplace,  has successfully secured its initial £225,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, Propetly describes itself as a marketplace that allows property investors to find, evaluate and calculate their complete investment project. All projects… Read More

Vertalo and Advantage Blockchain Partner on Tokenized Real Estate Offerings, Plans to Use Tezos and Trade on tZero

Vertalo, a digital asset platform facilitating security tokens, has partnered with Advantage Blockchain in a collaboration to tokenize real estate offerings. Advantage Blockchain seeks to provide services to real estate professionals, publicly-traded and private companies, and individuals who want to use blockchain technology According to… Read More

STOs: Black Manta Capital Introduces $12 Million Real Estate Security Token Offering for Regular Investors

Germany-based Black Manta Capital Partners has introduced a $12 million security token offering (STO) for the Berlin real estate market. The initiative is reportedly a collaboration with Tigris Immobilien, a German real estate company. Approximately 2000 sq meters of real estate property, which mainly consists… Read More

Fundrise Pushes Pause on Redemptions, Completes Stress Test on Property Portfolio

Earlier this month, Fundrise, a real estate investment platform using Reg A+ to provide access to “eREITs and eFunds”, has hit the pause button on redemptions to “maximize cash reserves and ensure the portfolio is in a position of strength.” The goal is to protect… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform Groundfloor Launches Program to Keep Development Flowing During COVID-19 Crisis

Groundfloor, a real estate investment platform that is open to anyone, is launching a new program designed to keep capital flowing for property development flowing during the COVID-19 crisis. According to Groundfloor, the program expects to allow investors to earn an additional 4% interest rate… Read More

Real Estate Security Tokens (RESTs) Continue to Acquire Market Share: Report

The emerging Real Estate Security Token (REST) ecosystem has been experiencing steady growth and development this year. Three new real estate properties were listed on RealT, a tokenization platform, last month. Real estate token trading reportedly doubled in March 2020 (when compared to the previous… Read More

Mortgage Fintech Better.com Said to by Hiring 100s as Demand Booms

Better.com is one company that appears to be benefiting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Better.com is an online lender in the mortgage sector. Crowdfund Insider reported last year that Better.com was funding $375 million in mortgages a month. A different report said that amount stood at… Read More

Property Investing Marketplace Propetly Now Seeking £225,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Propetly, a UK-based property investing marketplace, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £225,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is now offering 6.97% in equity at a £3,004,320 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, Propetly describes itself as a marketplace that… Read More

U.S. Fintech HouseCanary Announces Acquisition of Real Estate Technology Startup Dropmodel

HouseCanary, a U.S.-based fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, announced on Thursday it has acquired real estate technology startup, Dropmodel. HouseCanary reported that this is the first acquisition since its secured $65 million through its Series C growth funding round. Founded… Read More

AI-Powered Digital Technologies Provider Tavant Launches Proptech Business

Tavant, a U.S.-based AI-powered digital technologies provider, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new proptech business. Tavant claims that the platform implifies the home shopping and buying process and the company has leveraged its years of experience in Fintech, Digital Transformation, AI and Machine… Read More

Saving People from Mortgage Hell, Habito Tops £4 Billion in Home Mortgages

Habito, an online platform that streamlines the entire home mortgage process, has topped £4 billion in mortgage submissions, according to a Tweet from the company. Habito is a Proptech firm that was launched in 2016 “to end mortgage hell forever.” You have to love that…. Read More

LendInvest Joins TMA

LendInvest, an online property financing marketplace, has joined TMA. According to a note from TMA, the addition of LendInvest is the latest in a series of lenders the Club has partnered with, as it continues to develop its lending proposition for brokers with landlord clients. TMA… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Groundfloor Adds Short Term Offering Backed by Property

GroundFloor, a real estate investment platform, has added a new investment product that may appeal to individuals interested in shorter-term investments. The new product called GroundFloor Notes, is said to be similar to publicly issued, non-traded secured debt. The security includes a guaranteed rate of… Read More

Sourced Capital Tells UK Government to Extend Upcoming ISA Deadline

Sourced Capital, a platform that facilitates property investment, is out with a note demanding that the UK government extend next month’s ISA deadline. Currently, the deadline is set for the 5th of April. Sourced Capital would like to see it moved to the 1st of… Read More

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